my 4 youngest kids started school today.
it feels like we JUST got out for summer break.
i didn’t even get a tan line!
how is summer over?
scott was already at school for an early morning football practice.
i made waffles and we shoved out the door.
i picked up the house (a bit) today and painted things.
the internet was out ALL day and i realized i get much more done with no internet…
i am feeling anxious to decorate but the ideas haven’t all hit me yet.
but a couple of ideas….like my sign letters… are making me so happy!
i found several of the letters at Finding Great on Etsy.
i loved all their choices!
29 pages of sign letters??!!
it is sooooo awesome!
i may still hang them on the wall but i love them leaning here too.
Finding Great was really easy to work with… they combined shipping for me…sent them right away.
just think of all the words you could spell!
or just an initial?
i love typography.
back in june i found furniture on craigslist.
a dining room table, 6 chairs, a buffet and a buffet with a hutch on top.
the buffets were identical.
so we painted them gray (Anonymous by Behr) and put them in the inset part of the living room.
it was a perfect fit!
i had exactly 6 pulls left over from the kitchen remodel.
and we had another dresser that i thrifted that the hutch will sit on.
i know what you are thinking…. ”it’s very white”.
but this is just the beginning.
the layer before all the color comes in.
the walls are Sea Shell Gray by Valspar.
there needs to be some height back behind the smile and the cow.
but i don’t know with what just yet.
the cow may not stay here forever… but she was lonely in the closet so she’s hanging out with us now.
it’s certainly not done in here… there are lots of things i want to hang on the walls, pillows i want to make, etc.
but we are getting there don’t ya think?
these are the couches and chairs we ordered from Ikea.
there were lots of questions about them before.
basically… YES i love them. the reasons i think it works:
1. this is not our MAIN kid sitting area.
2. it gets used but the boys camp out in the basement not here.
3. and we have forbid food or drink in the living room.
(mom gets to do what she wants because “mom” does the washing of the slipcovers if she spills)
also i found pet alarms to keep the dogs off the furniture when we aren’t home.
they really work!
it sounds like a smoke alarm when you touch it… CRAZY loud.
it beeps only when you are touching it, as soon as you stop touching it the sound stops.
they don’t go anywhere near the couches now.
this room needs curtains.
picking fabric for curtains… ughhhhhh.
i don’t want to do it.
but someday i will be out shopping and i will find “IT”.
and i will know that fabric is the one and the decision will be easy.
and i don’t know what to put in this corner.
but i do know that it is not this.
those cabinets got put there when we moved in… and haven’t moved yet.
i may hang family pics all over that corner wall.
and these walls…
and i might even put that shirt away that is on the railing. (HA!)
remember when i said i cleaned up (a bit)?
this was behind me…
i just cleaned one side of the house.
the hutch is almost done!
the green is bright but i am digging it.
i need some way to conceal all those electronics….what could i do?
everything needs to be accessed at least by a remote.
i haven’t come up with a plan there yet.
and suddenly i am distracted….
zinnias and black eyed susans are pretty dreamy.
i kind of want to blow up these pictures into gigantic wallpaper!
these colors…..these are ME!
so the state of our living room? i think i’d say…she’s coming along!
do you know what i should do with those electronics on the right buffet?
would you ever get white furniture?
go check out Finding Great and tell me which letters you get for your house!
because i know you will find some great ones!
the Giant G… the hi…. the transparent O…. i want them all.